The canvas has been lined. The painting presents a lovely decorative image beneath a clear varnish. There are some larger areas of craquelure visible in the sky, though these are not distracting. There are a few very small and scattered dots that appear in the sky at right and near the center of the lower edge. Inspection under UV reveals a varnish that fluoresces unevenly in areas. It also reveals a few spots of retouching in the sky, one at upper right, and two in upper left. Additional very thin and fine strokes of retouching are scattered here and there in the sky, for example, near top of tower and in extreme upper left corner. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame with a light velvet liner. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.